The Orphan Master's Son: Adam Johnson

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Event 60

When a Powwow is not a Powwow

The word ‘Powwow’ is often used to refer to a quick impromptu meeting, but in Northern Plains Indigenous cultures, there is nothing quick or casual about their traditional gathering and ceremony. Rejecting misappropriation, where a cultural element is taken out of context and used in another – such as ripping off the Haka, or joking about didgeridoos– writers stand up for the cultural references that are dear to them and should be protected.

First Nations series supported by the High Commission of Canada and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Sat, 20 May 2023

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